Bike Greater Minnesota
TO END HIV

The Red Ribbon Ride is a 100+ miles, fully supported bicycle ride August 20 - 22 to fund HIV/AIDS services.

COVID-19 Updates
Turning The Dial

We continue our commitment to safely provide essential services to people living with HIV/AIDS.

Be Your Authentic Self

Life, Not Just Survival

Be Supported

About The Aliveness Project

Everyone should have the opportunity to lead a healthy, self-directed life, and people living with HIV should not feel stuck, isolated, or stigmatized.

The Aliveness Project was founded as a community center for and driven by people living with HIV. For over 30 years, we have been facilitating connection to community, offering nutrition & wellness services, and linking our members to resources to lead fulfilling & healthy lives.

Moncies 4

“The Aliveness Project is a place where seeds of hope are planted. It took me 9.5 years as a member to grasp that concept….now I am ready to start bearing fruit.”

– Moncies

PETER

“I’d never worked in a kitchen before besides my own. I didn’t know what to expect, but I fell in love with Aliveness. I like being busy, and the kitchen keeps you active. Chef Kris is also an incredible chef and person; everything he makes is amazing.

Aliveness has changed my life. I can’t imagine not being here. I’m 70 now and I’d like to still be coming in when I’m 90.”

- Peter

Benefits
for our members

Meals & Food Shelf

Our  Dining Room is the heart of our community. Hot, scratch-cooked meals are available six days a week and specifically prepared to benefit people living with HIV.

Our Food Shelf is open four days a week and members can visit monthly and select up to 60 pounds of groceries.

Integrative Therapy

Useful therapies such as

Acupuncture
Massage
Chiropractic Care
Talk Therapy

Provided to members at no cost in a clean, comfortable space where members can relax and receive the full benefits of these therapies.

Nutritional Therapy

Full-time dietitian who specializes in HIV related nutrition needs offering:

Body composition analysis
Nutrition coaching
Linkage to state nutrition programs
Menu planning and creation of shopping lists
Care coordination with other health care professionals

Case Management

Linking members to resources to restore or sustain stability including:

Medication assistance
Health insurance and benefits
Housing resources
Sex/HIV education
Employment
Chemical use and mental health resources

Member Services

Maximizing the member experience and helping members connect to community through:

Free tickets to cultural and sporting events
Fun and educational activities at the community center

Know your status

Get tested to find out if you are living with HIV. Aliveness offers testing during regular business hours.

Become a member

1. Fill out the form and provide proof you are living with HIV

2. Come to our community center at 3808 Nicollet Ave, Minneapolis

3. Gain access to member benefits, resources, and community

Support or Volunteer

We have an active, large family of supporters at The Aliveness Project. Many of our supporters do some or all of the following:

  • Raise funds through Dining Out For Life and other events
  • Volunteer at our community center
  • Raise awareness about HIV/AIDS
  • Advocate at the local, state, and national level

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Newsletter & Updates

Meeting the Moment – HIV Homelessness

July 23, 2021

Written By: Akello Alay & Alisha Vankirk The Aliveness Project is pleased to announce a Rapid Rehousing Program for individuals who are living with HIV. This program is centered around the Housing First approach, which promotes permanent housing to individuals who are experiencing homelessness before addressing other life necessities (mental health, employment, medical needs, substance…

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Three Extraordinary Women Join Aliveness Board Of Directors

July 2, 2021

The Aliveness Project welcomes three newly elected board members to its Board of Directors. Each new board member brings mission-driven passion, personal experience, and professional expertise to the Aliveness Project. For the first time, women have an equal part representation on the Aliveness Project Board – we are excited the positive impact this will have! When…

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Upcoming Events

Aug
3
Tue
OPEN for Services
Aug 3 @ 10:00 am – 3:00 pm

The Aliveness Project is OPEN Monday-Friday from 10 am – 3 pm for members to socialize, use computers, and hang out. Visitors may get tested, access PrEP, volunteer, or donate.

Dine-in Lunch: Greek Gyro Bowls
Aug 3 @ 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm

Aliveness members can enjoy a hot lunch from 12-2 pm on weekdays. Members may bring up to 4 guests per month to eat as well – please check in at the Front Desk. Children 12 and under eat for free.

Aug
4
Wed
Food Shelf OPEN
Aug 4 @ 10:00 am – 2:30 pm

The Aliveness Food Shelf is open Monday-Wednesday-Friday from 10 am – 2:30 pm for shopping (appointment required) and donations.

OPEN for Services
Aug 4 @ 10:00 am – 3:00 pm

The Aliveness Project is OPEN Monday-Friday from 10 am – 3 pm for members to socialize, use computers, and hang out. Visitors may get tested, access PrEP, volunteer, or donate.

Dine-in Lunch: Lasagna
Aug 4 @ 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm

Aliveness members can enjoy a hot lunch from 12-2 pm on weekdays. Members may bring up to 4 guests per month to eat as well – please check in at the Front Desk. Children 12 and under eat for free.

NA Meeting
Aug 4 @ 8:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Narcotics Anonymous meets at Aliveness every Wednesday at 8 pm. It’s an open meeting, all are welcome. Please come to the side parking lot door and ring the buzzer.

Aug
5
Thu
OPEN for Services
Aug 5 @ 10:00 am – 3:00 pm

The Aliveness Project is OPEN Monday-Friday from 10 am – 3 pm for members to socialize, use computers, and hang out. Visitors may get tested, access PrEP, volunteer, or donate.

Dine-in Lunch: Burritos
Aug 5 @ 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm

Aliveness members can enjoy a hot lunch from 12-2 pm on weekdays. Members may bring up to 4 guests per month to eat as well – please check in at the Front Desk. Children 12 and under eat for free.

Aug
6
Fri
Building CLOSED
Aug 6 all-day
Annual Member Picnic
Aug 6 @ 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm

Members, join us at MLK Park (41st & Nicollet) from 12-2 pm for a BBQ cookout and games! Family, friends, kids, and pets welcome! The building is CLOSED for services on Friday, August 6.